Legal Officer at Bayer East Africa Ltd

On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Bayer East Africa a subsidiary of Bayer AG, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of hightech materials, Health Care and Crop Science seeks to recruit qualified and experienced individual to fill the following position:

Legal Officer
Ref No. 2013/HR/BGP-001
Reporting to the Head of Finance and Administration, the Legal Officer will be accountable for all legal activities in the region, including business partnering, compliance, litigation, general legal services (Contracts, Intellectual Property/Patents, and Labour) and external legal advisor contacts. 

He/she thereby protects the assets and reputation of Bayer and ensures compliance with all applicable local country laws and regulations including those pertaining to all foreign subsidiaries of the company.
 

Professional Competencies
  • In-depth knowledge of the substantive law applicable to the functional area in the relevant jurisdiction, including ability to effectively interact with regulatory authorities.
  • Ability to conduct and/or lead complex contract negotiations.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one other area of law relevant to the business supported, including antitrust/competition law, or the like.
  • Ability to proactively advise the business and management on legal implications of business strategy.
  • Ability to properly select and actively manage outside counsel, as well as other outside vendors and/or consultants.
  • Ability to provide primary legal support to complex corporate projects, including merger, acquisition, and divestment projects.
  • Functional knowledge of cross-border and international issues affecting the business supported.
  • Knowledge of international legal issues.
  • Ability to represent the company in trade associations and external organizations.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • A minimum of 8 years of legal experience gained from progressively responsible positions
  • University degree or equivalent from an accredited law school
  • Certified Lawyer
  • English and Kiswahili language must be fluent in spoken and written
How to apply:
If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 31st August 2013 to:
The Head of Human Resources & Communications,
Bayer East Africa Ltd, 
PO Box 30321 – 00100 GPO,
Nairobi. 
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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